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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 050515
Mayor Garcia at White House today at invitation of President Obama; will also update administration on City’s progress on President's initiative to end veteran homelessness
Daniel Brezenoff
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Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Garcia

Long Beach, CA: Mayor Garcia is in Washington, DC today at the invitation of the President for a reception tonight at the White House with mayors, members of Congress, and cabinet secretaries. He is also meeting with White House officials to discuss the President's initiative to end veteran homelessness, which Mayor Garcia has committed to accomplishing this year in Long Beach.

“I am honored to represent Long Beach at the White House as a guest of the President,” said Garcia. “I am also eager to update the administration on our progress to end veteran homelessness in our city by the end of the year."

Last week, the Mayor announced his commitment to the President's national goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2016. New Orleans was the first city in the country to end veteran homelessness earlier this year.

Garcia returns to Long Beach tomorrow afternoon and will not attend tonight's council meeting. He spoke to newly elected Councilmember Daryl Supernaw today and shared his good wishes and congratulations.